Salt N Pepa – S(ho)oup

Cold Days… Hot Soups… Soup, baby, soup! :oP

Heh.

Goal: I need to re-fall in love with my slow cooker again.

 And I think I found some new inspiration.

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/06/crockpot-broccoli-and-three-cheese-soup.html

CrockPot Broccoli and Three-Cheese Soup Recipe

Thank you Stephanie!  Ahhhmazing.  Made it for the rents when they were in town and everyone was a member of the clean plate club. (It made great leftovers for lunch also. Bought enough cheese to make it twice.)  Picked up a fresh loaf of bread from Swedish Bakery in Andersonville for $1.80.

http://www.swedishbakery.com/

I’ll tell you why this place is absolutely fantastic. We decided to pick up about six beautiful pastries to go with our Starbucks coffee- and a loaf of bread- and it cost us under 12 dollars. I thought they made a mistake at the cash register. No. It’s just that amazing and that cheap.  I wish the place were big enough to sit down and enjoy.

 

Are you... um... going to finish that?

Are you... um... going to finish that?

Another new meal last week:

Soba Soup with Spinach (From this month’s Martha Stewart, Everyday Food)

 

) Thank you Martha!

Dinner in 30ish minutes 🙂 Thank you Martha!

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

12 ounces of shitake mushrooms (stems removed) & caps thinly sliced

4 scallions, white and green (parts separated and thinly sliced)

1 garlic clove, minced (you know I minced like 4 though…)

1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger

coarse salt (I used sea salt)

2 cans (14.5 ounces each) of reduced sodium chicken broth. (But me being veggie friendly, I used veggie broth)

½ package (4.4 ounces) soba noodles (Japanese buckwheat noodles)

Couple handfuls of flat leaf spinach, torn

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon soy sauces (realized we didn’t have any yet in the house- so we used teriyaki sauce

 

Directions:

1.     In large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add mushrooms, scallions (whites) garlic and ginger. Season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender. Around 6 minutes.

Add broth and 3 cups of water; bring to a boil. Add soba; reduce to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook until tender- about a minute. Add lime juice and soy sauce.  Serve topped with scallion green.

Enjoy!

The hubby said he would of loved some shrimp in it. May do that next time. I thought left overs were fantastic! 🙂 Another winner! 

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